March 16, 1916

QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS.

LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

Is it the intention of the Government to carry out the suggestion of Sir George E. Foster, that every application for a public work or a public improvement should go before a competent

board of engineers; and business men, to be reported upon by them for the information of the Government, before it is passed and put into the Estimates?

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Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

Every application for a

public work or a public improvement is reported upon by the permanent staff of the department before it is undertaken. The report in the first instance is made by the district engineer and is submitted by him for the approval and consideration of the chief engineer. Thereafter the application is considered first by the Treasury Board and afterwards by council.

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REGINA MILITARY CAMP.

LIB

Mr. THOMPSON:

Liberal

1. When was the military camp established at Regina, Sask. ?

2. Who are the medical doctors who have been in charge of camp from commencement?

3. How many men are there in that camp?

4. How many deaths of enlisted men have occurred in that camp?

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CON

Mr. KEMP: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. At the end of June, 1914.

2. The medical officers in charge are: Captains E. E. Meek, W. R. Coles, A. S. Gorrell, and E. B. Alport.

3. 1,320 all ranks, as on February, 1916.

4. Three deaths have occurred since November.

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ARISAIG LIGHTKEEPER.

LIB

Mr. WILLIAM CHISHOLM:

Liberal

1. Who is the lightkeeper at Arisaig, N.S. ?

2. When was he appointed, and at what salary?

3. On whose recommendation was the appointment made?

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Subtopic:   ARISAIG LIGHTKEEPER.
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CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Rev. D. L. McDonald, temporary keeper.

2. February 14, 1916. $140 per annum.

3. Hon. E. L. Girroir and Mr. G. A. R. Rowlings.

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CENSORS AND DECODERS AT LOUISBURG.

LIB

Mr. CARROLL:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the censors and decoders at the wireless station at Louisburg, South Cape Breton?

2. What salary is each paid?

3. How much was paid for this service in

1915? *

4. What was the occupation of each before being appointed as censor and decoders?

5. Are they to give the whole of their time to this service?

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CON

Mr. KEMP: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Censor, Joseph Macdonald.

Assistant censors: D. S. Hooper, S. P. Challoner, W. R. Tobin, Neil Ferguson.

Decoding clerks: John J. Bagnell, Charles McDonald, Stewart Maddonald, Frank Cook, Thomas Hayden, Michael J. Dowd.

2. Censor, $9 per diem; assistant censors, $7 per diem; decoding clerks, $3.50 per diem.

3. Joseph McDonald, $3,285; D. S. Hooper, $2,555; S. P. Challoner, $1,519; W. R. Tobin, $210, appointed Dec. 2, 1915; Neil Ferguson, $168, appointed Dec. 8, 1915; I. J. Bagnell, $1,277.50; Charles McDonald, $1,277.50; Stewart Macdonald, $1,277.50; Frank Cook, $959, appointed April 2, 1915; Thomas Hayden, $17.50, appointed Dec. 27, 1915.

4. Joseph Macdonald, barrister; D. S. Hooper, merchant; S. P. Challoner, journalist; W. R. Tobin, barrister; Neil Ferguson, merchant; J. J. Bagnell, insurance agent; Charles McDonald, law student; Stewart _ Macdonald, medical student; Frank Cook, clerk; Thomas Hayden, law student; Michael J. Dowd, accountant.

5. The entire time of these officers is at the disposal of the Government.

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ANNANDALE BUOYS.

LIB

Mr. HUGHES:

Liberal

1. Did a man named James R. Robertson look after the buoys in Annandale or Grand River east harbour in Prince Edward Island?

2. If so, what did he receive per year for doing the work, and when did his contract expire, or was he dismissed?

3. Who succeeded Mr. Robertson, and what did he get for doing the work?

4. Did he get the contract by tender, or how was he appointed?

5. Who is looking after the buoys at present, what is he getting for doing the work, and how was he appointed?

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CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. '

2. $41.67 per annum. The contract terminated 15th June, 1912, but Mr. Robertson continued to maintain the service until 6th September, 1912.

3. William E. Swallow, of Annandale, $41.50 per annum.

4. The service was transferred to Mr. Swallow upon recommendation of Mr. A. L. Fraser, of Souris.

5. John J. Clarke, of Annandale, $33 per annum. Public tenders were invited last year, and Mr. Clarke's tender, which was the lowest, was accepted.

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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.


Mr. A. K. Maclean.-For a return showing how many medical doctors are employed by the Militia Department at Halifax, N.S.; the name of each, and their rank and pay, respectively; whether the entire time of all or any is devoted to the militia service; when not constantly employed in the militia service, what is their daily period of service. Mr. Carvell.-For a return showing whether the Government has received any complaints as to the manner of supplying clothing to the Royal Military College, or as to its fit, workmanship or materials employed, or as to any delay in furnishing the cadets with clothing; if so, from whom such complaints have been received; on what grounds were such complaints made.; what form was the complaint in; what was the nature of the complaint; whether the Government is aware as to whether or not there has been dissatisfaction as to the fit, workmanship and materials employed, or as to any delay in furnishing the cadets with clothing; whether it is true, as alleged, that the late Commandant of the Royal Military College, Colonel Crowe, before he left, recommended a change of system for the supply of clothing, and outlined the features of such a system; if so, what were the details of the plan suggested; to what extent was the plan suggested by Colonel Crowe adopted, and If not adopted, why not; whether the present Commandant of the Royal Military College has made any suggestions as to a change in the system of supplying clothing to the cadets; if so, what were the changes which he suggested.


SHIPMENT OF SYRUPS FROM WEST INDIES.

March 16, 1916